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Union summer hours
Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Center
Daily: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.
Closed for the summer
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
College Fleet Vehicles
When returning key packets after using a College Fleet Vehicle please return them to Facilities Services. For after hours/weekend returns, return them to the drop box located on the left hand side of the entrance door to Facilities, or first thing Monday morning.
Nordic Fest van drivers needed
Volunteers are needed to drive the college vans for the Nordic Fest weekend. Call Chris at Facilities Services, 387-1010 as soon as possible to sign up.
walkLUTHER day change
walkLUTHER participants meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-10 a.m.
Center Stage Series tickets on sale
The Campus Programming office is proud to announce the 2012-13 Center Stage Series—feed your soul with innovative, accessible performances of good humor, vocal a capella, beautiful banjo, Chinese acrobats and a Shakespearean fairy tale. Check out the 10 amazing performances at www.centerstage.luther.edu. Join as a subscriber this year for 10-20 percent off 5-10 performances anytime before Aug. 24. Brochures arriving via Luther mail, go online, or visit the CFL box office, 387-1357.
School Performance Series tickets on sale
Luther College School Performance Series will bring two matinee shows, "ImaginOcean" and "Zorro," to the CFL stage for the 2012-13 season, Oct. 30 and Jan. 24. Tickets for the productions are on sale now at the Luther Box Office. Due to new sponsorship, tickets are now $2 per child. Area schools have priority for school matinees. Community members are welcome as space allows. For show descriptions, visit http://www.luther.edu/programming/school/.
Faculty to discuss online instruction at Luther
The Dean's Office is sponsoring a summer workshop designed to explore the place of online instruction at Luther. Faculty are invited to meet from 9 a.m.-noon on June 18-19 with facilitators Deb Fordice, head of the Education department, and Lynn Nielsen, experienced online and face-to-face professor of undergraduate and graduate students in UNI's College of Education. For more information and to register for the workshop go to http://lis.luther.edu/node/6810.
Read and discuss works recommended for Paideia 111/112
Faculty are invited to read books that our Luther colleagues have recommended for the first-year Paideia program, and to discuss together which of the works are particularly suitable for the course. Participants will read two books each and then meet to discuss the readings on June 27-28. For more information and to sign up for this workshop go to http://lis.luther.edu/node/6816. Registration deadline is June 13.
The Bible: not for dummies
Religion 101: "Introduction to Biblical Studies" is required for all students at Luther, but how many faculty outside the religion department really know what this course entails? A two-day workshop, June 20-21, will give faculty a chance to be a Religion 101 student and see how one permutation of this course seeks to address critical thinking and its place in a liberal arts college of the church. For more information and to register go to http://lis.luther.edu/node/6812.
Summer events on campus this week
June 9-16: North Broad Baptist Church
June 10-15: Decorah Rug School
June 10-16: Dorian Jr. High Music Camp
June 11-12: Discovery Camp: Wild Wonderers
June 11-13: Volleyball Varsity Individual Skills Camp
June 11-15: Discovery Camp: Adventure Hunt
June 11-15: Swimming Elite Camp
June 12: Admissions ROAD
June 13: Admissions ROAD
June 13-15: Wilde Wonderers
June 14-July 24: Lutheran Summer Music Executive Staff
June 14-17: Tennis Instructional Camp
June 15-17: Schmitt/Hammond Wedding
June 17-22: Summer Seminars
June 17-23: Dorian Senior High Music Camp
June 18-22: Discovery Camp: Adventurers
June 18: Admissions-Explore Luther
June 18-21: Wrestling Technique Camp
June 18-22: Wrestling Intensive Training
June 18-22: Wrestling Big Man
To Greg and Kealy Lonning on the birth of their new baby girl, Shanae Lamoira Lonning. The Lonnings were chosen by her birthparents to adopt and raise her. Shanae was born in St. Petersburg, Fla. on May 23 at 6:46 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 1.9 ounces and measuring 20-inches long. Shanae joins siblings Connor, Moran, Gable, Gara and Summer.
To Alice Palmer and family (Laura Palmer Lewis '99) on the June 5 death of her son-in-law, Christopher Gwyn Lewis, of Port Talbot, Wales, UK.
Dan Bellrichard will move to the Coordinator of Student Organizations position beginning Aug. 1.
Dodi Bernatz will move to the Dean's Office and Faculty Search Assistant position beginning Aug. 13.
Campus programming technician: Full time, 12-month position. Offers technical assistance and support for events year round in the Center for Faith and Life main hall and recital hall. Position requires ability to read and implement contract riders, light and stage plots, knowledge of sound reinforcement/recording/streaming, theatrical lighting and a wide variety of multi-media equipment. Bachelor or associates degree preferred. Must be able to handle heavy lifting, heights and irregular hours with some nights/weekends. Contact <hr> for more information.
Director of public information: Full time, 12-month position. Skilled in performing variety of specialized duties: developing and distributing marketing and communications materials, training staff and student workers to produce communications products and services and performing administrative functions to increase the college's visibility and institutional image. Preference given to candidates with experience in training and supervising professional staff and student workers, media relations, emergency and crisis communications, basic graphic design and layout, copy editing and proofreading, project planning and timeline development, and who have a personable demeanor, good organizational skills, and ability to be a team player. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101.
Dan Davis and two Luther students will be conducting underwater archaeological research this summer in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey. The expedition is sponsored by National Geographic and can be followed live beginning in July at http://www.nautiluslive.org.
Jim Martin-Schramm presented "Non-Profit Institutions and Community Wind Projects" at the annual meeting of the American Wind Energy Association, Windpower 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia on June 6.
The Luther Ultimate Flying Disc Association competed in the Ultimate USA Division I National Tournament, held May 25-28 in Boulder, Colo. Luther Ultimate went 2-2 in pool play claiming the second seed in the pool to advance to the round of 16. The team ended the tournament tied for fifth place.
Bethany Krepela's article titled "A Mentor? Who, me?" appeared in the May 30 issue of the Associated of Lutheran Development Executives "Wisdom Wednesdays" blog for development professionals. Bethany serves on ALDE's national mentorship committee. The blog post can be found at http://goalde.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/wisdom-wednesdays-a-mentor-who-me/.
Seeking temporary housing for families
We are looking for housing for participants of the Movement Fundamentals Coalescence, July 18-27. Some of our participants are bringing their kids/families to participate in Lutherlag and are looking for housing which is more family-friendly than the dorms. If you will be traveling that week and would be willing to provide your house for some of these wonderful folks, we'd be so grateful. Please contact Sophia Rog, at [email protected] if this is a possibility.
Dozens of Dresses Day June 13
Anyone who can sew, iron, cut or provide fabric is welcome to join Dozens of Dresses Day, Wednesday, June 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Baker Commons.
Patterns, directions, laughter and encouragement provided. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and sewing tools and a sack lunch. Coffee and tea provided.
Donations of fabric-each dress takes 1 yd or less, thread, ribbon, elastic, bias tape, and rickrack or other trim are welcome, please bring to College Ministries in the CFL.For more information contact Leslie Sand [email protected] or 419-1134.
East Side Masonry Materials sale
Public sales of East Side Masonry Materials will be held at the Luther College storage site on Pole Line Road, Monday-Saturday, June 11-16, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Hard fired exterior whole and half bricks, soft Decorah kilned whole and half bricks are available, along with a large quantity of native Platteville limestone that was part of the underground foundation of the school. A very limited number of irregular pieces of the Kasota Minnesota quarried limestone from the above ground foundation of the former Decorah East Side School, along with a few clay tiles, single and double wide, are available.
Luther College youth soccer camps
The Luther College soccer program will host camps again this summer. Here are the dates along with the links for more information.
Free firewood: The power line on Luther's land along Pole Line road was recently cleared by the power company. There are logs sitting in the right-of-way cut to firewood size. Warning: This area has some invasive garlic mustard seed in the soil. All firewood should be cleaned and free of any dirt before you remove it.
For sale: Maytag Dishwasher, white, excellent condition. Maytag stove, electric, smooth top, white, excellent condition. Stainless steel double kitchen sink with faucets. Two bathroom sinks with faucets. Speed Queen heavy duty dryer, working condition. Amana washer, good condition. Three-piece luggage set includes garment bag. One bifold interior door. One accordian door. One stainless steel range hood. 25-inch color TV. 21-inch color TV. Call 419-4969.
For sale: 2001 Kia Sportage Limited. 82,000 miles, new tires, 4X4, four-door, $5,000 OBO. Call 419-2897.
For sale: 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Limited. Dark blue, 4X4, four-door, good tires, runs nice. Call 419-2897.
For sale: 2007 Chevy Cobalt LS. Black, five-speed, two-door coupe with 71,000 miles. Gets between 30-40 miles per gallon. In great shape and has been well cared for. Has AC and CD player and cool wheels with new tires. $8,500. Call 382-9315 and leave message.
Wanted: Left-handed golf clubs, especially a driver in good condition, for 16-year-old son. Call Pamela, 203-0439 or 387-1045, or email <novopa01>.
For sale: Vintage 50s walkout rambler near campus. Three-bedroom, two-bath. Quick possession. Call (612) 246-3255.
For sale: Thule four-bike hitch mount bike rack for 2-inch receiver, $100. The rack folds down to allow access to the rear of the vehicle when bikes are not on it. Call 419-5681.
For sale: Antique round 60" tavern table. Stamps visible. Needs base. $150. U Haul. Call (612) 246-3255.
For sale: 613 North Street. Spacious, charming, 3-4 bedroom house near Luther College and bike trail. Huge backyard on nearly 1/2 acre lot. Lots of natural light and loads of storage space. Bright, sunny kitchen and dining area. Also, one-of-a-kind room with loft for playroom or den. Walkout basement includes bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, kitchen. Learn more at: aGreatHomeDecorah.com or contact Jen/Brett at 382-8207 or <johnbr02>.
Wanted: Old metal mailbox. If you have one you are wanting to get rid of call 387-1350 (day) or 382-0315 (evening).
For sale: Rave Blast III three-person towable tube. Towed behind a pontoon boat four times, so in like-new condition. Inflates easily. Sits 1-3 people comfortably—children and/or adults. Email <kimpowell> for a photo or with questions. Sells new for $300, asking $175 or best offer.
Help available: The All Wrestling Company is again available for hire this summer. Luther College wrestlers are available to do a number of jobs including: painting, roofing, landscaping, moving jobs, heavy lifting, handyman jobs, etc. For more information contact: Nick Jazdzewski <jazdni01> or 419-7593.
For sale: Naturally-raised pork in half or whole quantities, processed at the award-winning Spillville Locker. Available at the end of June. Email <enosbejo>.
Wanted: Used mountain bike for tall teenaged boy. Doesn't need to be "pretty," but should be in good working condition. Please email Chivonne at <marlowch>.
For sale: Antique oak mission buffet in excellent condition, $1,200. Oak beveled mirror (matches buffet) recently replated, $250. Call 379-4804.
For rent: January-June 2013. Stylish 19th century home with two bedrooms, plus guest bedroom with new fold-out queen hide-a-bed and new elliptical; recently renovated extra-large bathroom, just renovated small main-floor 1/2 bath, and newly painted and carpeted cozy den; spacious lot. Near downtown, two miles to Luther. Rent negotiable. Contact <mugglimz>, 382-9863.
Buying green: Various soaps are made from natural ingredients such as vegetable oils and organic herbs and spices, but these cleansers are also manufactured without using any electricity. The employees at Real Goods literally pedal on bicycles to power the machines that mix the ingredients in soap vats. A gift box of five, 3.5 ounce soap bars in scents such as lemongrass-ginger and rosemary costs $10.50 at www.realgoods.com.
June is international Surf Music Month. Thank you Beach Boys for leading the wave (pun completely intended) in this music craze.
"We'll all be plannin' out a route
We're gonna take real soon
We're waxin' down our surfboards
We can't wait for June
We'll all be gone for the summer
We're on safari to stay
Tell the teacher we're surfin'